How to choose a bed

Buying a bed is one of the most difficult tasks to be solved when arranging an apartment. Since there is no way to test a bed and determine in practice whether it is right for you or not, it is necessary to highlight as many parameters as possible in order to make the choice as accurate as possible.

Bed design

A standard bed is made of a mattress base and a frame. The latter consists of backs, legs, bed casters, as well as drawers - connecting strips.

There are two main designs of the bed - a bed on the headboards with drawers and a bed on legs or on casters. The choice of design is a matter of taste, since they mainly differ in appearance. It is much more important that the chosen design is of high quality. Poor quality products can begin to creak as early as a year after purchase.

Which headboard is better to choose

The bed can do without a headboard and a footboard - an upper and lower back, respectively. If the bed is against the wall, the upper back may not be needed or it will have a minimum height. In this case, the headboard is more of a decorative element. However, most beds are sold with a top back.

The upper back should not bend under a person who is leaning on it along with a pillow, for example, when reading a book before bed. Rare bed models offer a slightly tilted headboard for a comfortable sitting position.

Bed material

Solid wood. Reliable environmentally friendly material. Wooden beds serve their owners for a long time. The main materials are oak, beech, ash, pine, spruce and alder. Pros: safety, good looks, long service life. Cons: high cost, sensitivity to changes in temperature and humidity.
Metal. Durable material for beds in the middle price segment. Metal bed frames are available in welded and forged options. Pros: strength, long service life. Cons: May not match the interior.
MDF. Medium density wood boards are practical materials that are pleasing to the eye. Optimal in terms of price and quality. Pros: pleasant appearance, durability. Cons: sensitivity to changes in temperature and humidity, relatively short service life.
Particleboard and fiberboard. Beds made from these materials are the most affordable. Both materials are short-lived - after a couple of years of using chipboard / fiberboard beds, they can begin to creak or even break. These beds are suitable for purchase if the budget is limited. Pros: low price. Cons: relatively short service life, non-environmentally friendly material.
Combination of wood and metal. Pros: nice appearance, relatively low cost. Cons: sensitivity of wood to temperature changes, the appearance of corrosion on the metal components of the bed.

Which mattress to choose for the bed

To preserve your back health, it is recommended to choose a firm mattress or a medium firm mattress. Soft mattresses contribute to back pain due to insufficient cushioning.

According to the "filling", mattresses are divided into spring and springless. The presence of springs affects the firmness of the mattress. For spring products, the stiffness also varies - the parameter depends on the density of the springs, their number in the spring block and the design of the block itself.

Bed design and style

For many, it is important that the bed looks organically in the bedroom, is combined with the colors of the interior and does not interfere with the passage.

Beds differ in style as follows:

Standard bed. A regular bed made of MDF or chipboard / fiberboard will fit the interior of a Russian or European apartment.
Bed with carved wood headboards. For lovers of premium interiors.
Bed with wicker headboards. Suitable for those who prefer tropical or forest styles. These beds use environmentally friendly material.
Platform bed. For lovers of minimalism and austere style in interiors.
Bed with leather upholstery. Suitable for classic or modern interiors.
Original design. If you search well or make to order, you can realize almost all your wishes. Unusual types of beds include boat beds, triangular beds, nest beds, etc.

Bed upholstery

Chenille. Soft upholstery in cotton, polyester, viscose and other materials. The fabric is durable and pleasant to the touch. Chenille is one of the most popular materials for upholstery of beds and upholstered furniture. It is used in beds of the middle price class.
Jacquard. Durable padding for budget beds. Despite the low cost of the material, jacquard looks expensive. By the way, bed linen is also made from this material.
Eco leather. Made from environmentally friendly materials. The upholstery does not get dirty and is easy to clean. Beds with eco-leather are suitable for loft-style interiors and for austere interiors.
Tapestry. Durable yet tough upholstery fabric. Differs in a high service life.

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